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How do I obtain a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number for a camera?

KB Number: 10187
Last Revision Date: 12/15/2015

This article describes how to obtain a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number in order to return a product to FLIR. 

An RMA number is required before a product can be returned for refund, replacement, or repair. Products that are returned without an RMA number may be refused and returned to the sender, or may result in unnecessary processing delays.

Please see our Terms and Conditions for full details on our return and repair policy.

Returning for Refund

If you are within 30 days of purchase you may return your camera for a refund, minus a 15% restocking fee. An RMA number is still required. You are responsible for shipping costs to FLIR.

Returns and exchanges have certain restrictions. See the Return and Exchange section of our Terms and Conditions for details.

Returning for Repair

If you are within your warranty period, you may return your camera for repair or replacement. If you are outside of your warranty period, you may still return your camera for repair; however, a fee will be charged. (See Knowledge Base Article 10185 for a list of warranty periods.) You are responsible for shipping costs.

Our goal is to ensure the user has access to a working camera as quickly as possible. Often issues can be resolved without having to return the camera (for example, with updated software or firmware). If the camera needs to be sent back to us, to facilitate a quick resolution we require an accurate description of the problem.

RMA Request Instructions

Follow these steps to obtain an RMA number:

1. Complete the RMA Request form

A separate form must be submitted for each camera, unless multiple cameras being returned are the same model with the same problem. You will need the camera model and serial number(s).

2. You will receive an email confirming receipt of the request and containing a Technical Support Ticket number.

IMPORTANT NOTE: this ticket number is not the RMA number.

If for repair/replacement, based on the details of the RMA request, the Support team will determine if there are any possible fixes that could be tried before shipping the camera back. If there are no remote solutions, Support will create an RMA ticket.

3. You will receive an email from mv-rma@flir.com containing the RMA number and instructions on how to return the camera.

Shipping costs to our offices are your responsibility; shipping costs back are paid by FLIR.

Inquiries regarding the repair status of a camera should be sent to mv-rma@flir.com with the following in the subject line:

[PGR #XXXX]
(where XXXX is the RMA number)

Repair Costs

If there are any repair costs involved, this information will be sent to you for approval prior to doing any repairs.

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